India trying to mislead world about IIOJK ground situation: Gulzar



In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) senior leader Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar has said that India is trying to mislead the world and befool ordinary Indian people about the ground situation in the territory.

Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar’s statement came after the Indian Army’s Northern Commander, Lt General Upendra Dwivedi recent remarks claiming that there was a perceptible improvement in the security scenario of Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.

Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar in a special message from Central Jail, Srinagar, said the statement about normalcy in IIOJK is self-deception and blatant lie. If normalcy has returned to Kashmir why India has turned it into a military garrison, he added.

He said if India’s claims are true then it should allow international human rights organisations to visit Kashmir and assess the ground situation. He said India has also arrested dozens of human rights defenders and journalists to hide its crimes in the territory.

APHC senior leader said repeal of IIOJK’s special status on 5th August 2019 is a painful tragedy as Kashmiris were deprived of all political, social, and religious rights and it was the worst attack on the unique identity and Kashmiri culture.

He said over eight million Kashmiris have been under constant siege since 5th August 2019. This action, which is a brazen violation of international law, has paralyzed everything in the besieged valley and people are in the state of shock and mourning.

Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar said August 5th action has devastated the already crippled economy in IIOJK and thousands of Kashmiris have lost their jobs. Education, health and other sectors have become defunct and future of Kashmiri children has become bleak, he deplored.

He further said that India has ruined everything in the territory and it has become a torture centre for its inhabitants. Land of Kashmiris is snatched on different pretexts and Hindu fanatics from India are given domiciles to change the demography of the territory, he deplored.—KMS


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